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Son of the 7th (#47067117)
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Bio Photo This page is dedicated to the honorable men of the 7th Armored Division during WWII who sacraficed their lives not only for their country but the entire world, and for those "Who Came Home" and have since passed away. I am honored to maintain this page for these heroes.

Out of the known 1368 deaths of the 7th Armored Division in Europe, we have located approximately 1,151. If you happen to know of any 7th AD not listed, PLEASE contact us. We do not personally ask for transfers, however we are very grateful to all of those who have transferred accounts to us.

From August 1944 until May 1945, the 7th Armored Division was awarded;
Congressional Medal of Honor - 2
Distinguished Service Cross - 9
Silver Star - 351
Bronze Star - 1211
Heroic Service - 888
Meritorious Service - 1047
Purple Hearts - total unknown at this time

You may view Wesley Johnston's website www.7tharmddiv.org for this is where I find valuable information and the history of the 7th Armored Division.

Part of the 7th AD was formed from the "Alaskan Defence Command", which fought in the Aleutians. You will also find a Virtual Cemetery title "Aleutian Islands" which is comprised of the ADC and the 7th Infantry Division who died in the Aleutians.

Unrelated to my quest of the 7th Armored Division, I have placed other virtual cemeteries. These are for the honorable men of the Choctaw, Comanche, Sioux, Meskwaki and Navajo Nations. Until recent years, they have often been ignored and forgotten. These unsung heroes are simply known as Code Talkers.

Please visit Bob and Nancy Cannon's site to view other military medal recipiants and Shane O. for WWII deaths.

I know there are so many, but so many have been forgotten. Please do not let time forget them.

Thank you sincerely

A Son of the 7th...

"The earth becomes my throne,
I adapt to the unknown,
Under wandering stars I've grown,
By myself but not alone"

"Wherever I May Roam" written by James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich of Metallica

May you Rest In Peace with honor.
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Douglas Withers
RE: Pvt David Copper
As a child, I have been told that he ran into an ambush and was running to get on the other side of the railroad track and was wounded and die in German Hospital.
The other was he was in a tank.
I just like to know or verified the cause of death.
I was station in France 1964-65, en-route from Paris to Laon AFB (Old German Air Base)via rail. I was just recalling the story of his death.
I appreciate your help in regard to David.

TSGT-USAF Doug Withers
Added by Douglas Withers on Jan 25, 2016 9:49 AM
Douglas Withers
RE: Pvt David Copper
David was interned at Lake Park Cemetery in Laurel, Jones, Mississippi. Along side of his parent and brother John Cooper, he died in Tacoma, Wash. Three sons Henry, John, and David.

Doug
Added by Douglas Withers on Jan 23, 2016 6:23 AM
Douglas Withers
Pvt David Copper
Died: Sept 6, 1944 - Metz, France
Last Duty Location: vic. St. Ail - Habonville, France on September 6, 1944
MOS: 675 (Messenger)
Home State: MS
Buried at: Hickory Grove Cemetery; Laurel, MS

I have added the date KIA and place of death. He was my Uncle on my mother side. Any info on the actions that cause his death would be appreciated.

TSGT USAF-Retired
Douglas M. Withers

Added by Douglas Withers on Jan 22, 2016 9:52 AM
Sandra Steindl Rodriguez
RE: Norman Briggs
It was my pleasure, please let me know if you need anything else...

God Bless,
Sandra
Added by Sandra Steindl Rodriguez on Apr 06, 2015 1:58 AM
P. N Hendrix
RE: 7th Armored Division
Hello,

Thanks for your note, could you send me a direct e-mail to niek.hendrix@xs4all.nl so we are in contact

I have been working with wes for a long time check my name on his website

I erected 6 memorials for the 7th armored division through the years

best regards, Niek
Added by P. N Hendrix on Apr 03, 2015 1:24 PM
P. N Hendrix
7th Armored division
Hello

My name is Niek Hendrix and i would like to get in contact with you, i have been uploading pictures of the Ospel Memorial in the Netherlands at find a grave

17th tankbattalion was involved in fierce fighting in my village

best,
Niek Hendrix
Added by P. N Hendrix on Apr 02, 2015 5:07 AM
ShaneO
RE: PFC Scifres
Yeah I'm trying to figure out if there was a Dixon in that group but not seeing one either....
Added by ShaneO on Jan 28, 2015 6:47 PM
Marcia Crapo
RE: OOPS!!!
Can you transfer to me? Marcia
Added by Marcia Crapo on Oct 24, 2014 8:14 AM
Marcia Crapo
RE: Mitchell's
This number belongs to Homer Mitchell not Eldo Mitchell. Thanks. Marcia
Added by Marcia Crapo on Oct 23, 2014 10:37 AM
Marcia Crapo
RE: Homer Mitchell
Thanks for your response.
See if I can answer your questions.
Eldo Aldo is Eldo Albert, My grandfather #52209808.
Aldo Elbert is Eldo's Twin, My Great Uncle, not sure where he is buried.

Homer Mitchell, my Uncle, #34157109
Marcia.
Added by Marcia Crapo on Oct 22, 2014 10:40 AM
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